Dr. Calvin Beisner, Director of the Cornwall Alliance is a leading advocate for science to evaluate the effect of CO2 produced by use of fossil fuels and the benefits fossil fuels have for all humanity. People who are against continued use of fossil fuels based on the argument that the CO2 fossil fuels produce will cause catastrophic anthropogenic global warming don't have sound science on their side, just computer models and ignore the tremendous suffering that will be caused for billions of people by stopping use of fossil fuels. This article is well thought out and well written and ends with an invitation to sign a petition addressed to local, state and federal governments in the USA.
Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 30 years. He is a founding member of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world's largest environmental activist organization.
Paul Driessen. Pope Francis’s Laudato Si encyclical is often eloquent, always passionate, but too often encumbered by platitudes and simply erroneous thinking. The pope believes climate change is largely manmade and driven by a capitalist economic system that exploits the poor. I believe Pope Francis went wrong – free market capitalism and hydrocarbon energy remain the best way forward at this time.
Robert Endlich served as weather officer for the US Air Force for 21 years and meteorologist for the U.S. Army for 17 years. Since the Little Ice Age ended about 160 years ago, tide gauges show that sea level has risen at a steady rate – with no correlation to the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Sea level is a dynamic property in our planet’s climate cycles, which are closely linked to changes in solar energy output and other natural factors. It is unlikely to change in response to tax policies that make energy more expensive and economies less robust
M. A. Kominz. Sea level changes have occurred throughout Earth history. The magnitudes and timing of sea level changes are extremely variable. They provide considerable insight into the tectonic and climatic history of the Earth, but remain difficult to determine with accuracy. Predicting future sea level changes is even more complicated.
Nancy Trautmann, Keith Porter, Robert Wagenet - Cornell University. Agriculture has been a major component of the United States economy since colonial days, when 9 out of 10 working persons were employed on a farm. Produclivity of American agriculture has tripled since then, and today only 3 percent of our labor force produces enough food and fiber to meet domestic needs as well as supplying about 10 percent of total overseas consumption. This increase has been the result of including use of fertilizer, and pesticides, introduction of farm machinery, development of hybrid strains, and increased knowledge about farm management practices.
Anthony Watts, website: wattsupwiththat.com. He takes National Geographic to task for using scare tactics suggesting that ocean levels will rise to a height midway up the Statue of Liberty. How long do you think it will take for oceans to rise that high, given current rates or rates several times faster? Can man-kind cause this to happen?
Martin Mangino.The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that climate change or global warming is not causally related to anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and, therefore, mitigation of such emissions, as a matter of public policy, is pointless.